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Jurgis

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Good country
« on: October 12, 2017, 02:46:55 PM »
Which country does the most good for the world? | Simon Anholt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X7fZoDs9KU

Current Good Country results:
https://goodcountry.org/index/results

Global Vote initiative and results:
https://goodcountry.org/global-vote


Everything above FYI.
I like the reasoning and direction of the talk. The methodology and results are more subject to questions and nitpicking. Global vote results are also interesting though clearly not representative.

Have fun.


rkbabang

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Re: Good country
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 05:28:24 PM »
When I saw the subject I thought you meant music, I clicked on it to say “no such thing”, but I guess that answer is appropriate here as well.

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Re: Good country
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 06:33:55 AM »
The number of UN treaties a country signs makes a country appear higher on this list?  :o

Nice and impartial criteria I see  8) (at least it's transparent I guess)

Edit:

The top in (Global Contribution) to International Peace & Security:

1) South Africa
2) Egypt
3) Uruguy
4) Moldavia
5) Tanzania
6) Burkina Faso
7) Niger
8) Tunesia
9) Togo
10) Guatemala

Not the exactly the list I would expect?
« Last Edit: October 13, 2017, 06:41:39 AM by wachtwoord »
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Re: Good country
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2017, 12:23:09 AM »
I don't get it. The biggest gains to global well-being come from improvements inside countries that are undertaken by the countries themselves. Think China. In other words better internal governance which is the main thing a country is in control of.

Yet here we are measuring a country as good not based on what it does for its own citizens but based on how it helps other countries. Thus South Africa, a country with one of the highest murder rates in the world is supposedly a top global contributor to security. Huh? Its a freaking powder keg.

Why as a country would you focus your circle of concern on the area where you have lease influence...other countries? And why would that be a measure of goodness? It should be a measure of global stupidity. Cuba is probably the worst offender...it spends profusely to help other countries while internally it sucks.

« Last Edit: October 14, 2017, 12:26:34 AM by rukawa »